I've been a member of this community for about two months. My girlfriend and i are going through very stressful situation, part of which involves our religious viewpoints (which of course are atheist). I just wanted you guys to know that its nice to be able to have a place to come where i can be myself, and receive moral support from like minded individuals. So, again, Thanks!
One of my favorite quotes is "Being shy about being an atheist is like the class genius purposely flunking a test in order to fit in." Now I am not sure who said it first or where to give credit but I think its an amazing concept.
How many atheist friends do I have who are essentially in the closet.. that are afraid of what others may think of them and don't ever chose to disclose the person that they are deep down. I for one have never wanted to hide the fact that I am who I am. It…
Added by Sean Shahed K. on October 21, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments
We are now accepting stories for a groundbreaking book for atheists. A Time to Come Out: Revealing Non-Belief in a Theistic World is slated for nationwide release in Spring 2012.
Hiding a part of your life from your family, friends, and colleagues is…Continue
Ugh, I'm tired. Just...
Okay so I'm talking with my little brother's friend who is a 19 year old lesbian Catholic. I asked her why she's Catholic and she fed me the same trite crap I had be reciting all my years as a Catholic.
I asked her some of the questions that led to my own…Continue
I live in the South, and come from a family who is very socially conservative. This is also true for most of my friends, coworkers, and generally anyone else whom I interact with. I have told my girlfriend, who was slightly worried about it. I think she was mainly worried because of the sticker shock, but she seems to be fine with it now.
Despite my worry of how people will accept me afterward, I feel like I at least need to tell my family, but I am unsure of how to do this. I have…Continue
Today I got invited to one of those youth revivals from a neighbor and I just thanked her for it. Not wanting to offend her or outing myself and have her talk to other neighbors about me, I just couldn't bring myself tell her that I am an Atheist. I really don't know anyway way to handle this other than not to show up, however I do feel a little offended by it, cause it's feels like someone walking up to you and offering a cigarette, or a person who is a recovering alcoholic and offering him…Continue
I'm really glad Dawkins finally decided to speak up about this. Not that he had to mind you, but rather that I knew the retort to the constant bashing he was receiving at the hands of Craig and his minions would be classic Dawkins, which is to say straight forward, reasoned and a slam dunk. I applaud many others including Harris for debating him and in my opinion pwning him, but I also think the stand Dawkins is taking is 100 percent legitimate. The response is below.
I came across this year old video shared by a fellow member where few Muslim liberals used a Gallop poll to prove that most Muslims are not radical. They used this single poll to try to prove that Islam is totally a religion of peace.
Taking a skeptical approach to every thing that we hear or see, lets try to investigate what evidence Gallop has for its shocking poll result.
First the video. Many people would want to avoid the 107 minute debate, but I would like to suggest it…Continue
when facing that stone of Sisyphus
rolling back down towards you: FIGHT
when disease rears its ugly mug during the
call life: FIGHT
when everything you have worked for your
entire existence is stolen from you in a
when you’re told that if you do not obey
that you, your loved ones & any future you
may possibly have is in jeopardy unless
you get down on your knees:…Continue
Added by delapruch on October 19, 2011 at 4:24am — No Comments
have you a cough?
are you ill?
is something just not working the way it should
under the hood?
“believe what we believe & all will be better”
have you seen a tragedy that you just can’t understand?
have you wondered why there is so much violence in the world?
have you wanted peace at any cost, just to make it right?
“believe what we believe & all will be better”
do you feel that those…Continue
Added by delapruch on October 19, 2011 at 4:22am — No Comments
I watched the clip of Giuliana Rancic announcing that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I seriously facepalmed at the end of it. I have heard of her, but I don’t really follow her too much. I know she hosts a show on the E network and her husband and her have a reality. Apparently, the reality shows has a lot to do with her getting pregnant and getting IVF treatments. It’s been really hard for her to get pregnant and she has had miscarriages and stuff. I guess during the IVF process…Continue
On September 19 2011, the Telegraph website published an article titled "Atheism is cool, says Archbishop Rowan Williams". In the article the Archbishop claims the apparent rise in atheism due to it's "cool" factor, and that refutations of authors such as Richard Dawkins don't get the attention they "deserve" because atheism is the latest fad, not…Continue
For sale: Carrots that, I think, may have Dawkins image in them. Bidding starts at 100.00 usd!
From Slate magazine, our beloved Hitch's most recent article which nicely coincides with this past Sunday's guest on the Think Atheist Radio Show, Thomas Riskas an ex-elder in the Mormon faith. You can listen to the archived show here or on our iTunes…Continue
Added by Robert Karp on October 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
It's hard to be an atheist when someone dies and Amazing Grace is played.
Indy race car driver, Dan Wheldon died yesterday (Sunday Oct 16, 2011) here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a 15 car accident. A tribute by his fellow race car drivers was performed later with Amazing Grace playing in the background.…Continue
humpty has moved up to the wall &
all the kings horses, men, soldiers, fighter planes and drones
are focused on further strangling iran,
they are denying a palestinian state
they are backing the further settlements of israel
they are focused on running for the throne of the empire in 2012
and as business as usual continues
they march on as cogs in the disturbing, self-destructive machine
which has not learned a thing from…Continue
Added by delapruch on October 16, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
A new book has been published regarding the Nobel Peace Prize winning atheist, humanist, polar explorer, peace activist, national hero, and overall general good guy Fridtjof Nansen. Specifically, the book contains hitherto unpublished romantic communication between the elderly gigolo and his new flame, the 30 year younger American feminist Brenda…Continue
So , We all have heard the story of Jesus,I think i think on the other hand theres a more likely story. I dont think "Virgin" Mary was a virgin at all she had sex out of wedlock in horror of the punishment she made up a fake story about an angel visting her and saying she had been inpregnated by god. Jesus on the other hand was born into this lie. He made his own reilgon called Christainty. I think if 'Virgin" Mary had fess up to having sex out of wedlock and she was carryin an addciently…Continue